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Durham University


Durham Music Societies

Durham University offers a unique opportunity to become part of a thriving community of student-run societies. Whether you are interested in performing, conducting, composing, producing, or working back-stage there is an inexhaustible list of ways to get involved with your societies of choice. Durham student societies are exceptional and give everyone the opportunity to take part in ambitious, dynamic and creative ventures in whichever way they can. If there is not yet an ensemble for your area(s) of interest, then Music Durham will do everything they can to help you set up your own society.

A list of all the 81 (!) Music Ensembles in Durham can be found on our website, there are also details of all the music that takes place in colleges. Have a look and get in touch if you've got any questions.

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“The incredibly diverse musical life of Durham astounds me still - nowhere else could someone perform the Countess (Marriage of Figaro), Renaissance music in the Chapter House of the Cathedral, a female barbershop gig for a Royal College of Surgeons function, one-to-a-part Purcell, Spem in Alium, and saxophone quartet gigs in the same month! ”

Emily Owen, Graduated from Hatfield College